And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My Body given for you; do this in Remembrance of Me.” (Luke 22:18-20)
What is the real story behind Memorial Day? No, Memorial Day isn’t about a long weekend road trip, backyard barbecue or sales. The real meaning of the national holiday is much more somber. Originally called Decoration Day, Monday’s holiday honors all soldiers who died during service to the nation.
Memorial Day was declared a national holiday through an act of Congress in 1971, and its roots date back to the Civil War era, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Unlike Veterans Day, Memorial Day honors all military members who have died in while serving in U.S. forces.
While we remember those military members who have died while serving in U.S. forces, let us not forget Jesus’ ultimate death for the remission of our sins. We should always honor Him, and His death paved the way for eternal salvation.